Tree Project Update – 10 Year Commemoration Planting Day, Saturday 2nd June, 2018

You may remember EWHA’s involvement with the Tree Project back in 2013.  The Tree Project Team is looking for help to do more planting to finish work on the site.

In readiness for the 10 Year Commemoration of Black Saturday in February next year, work on the site at the Blacksmiths’ Tree continues. The first of the activities include making sure the indigenous garden looks beautiful by February.

Stringybark Nursery have been busy nurturing pots of seedlings and have lots ready for the site at the Blacksmiths’ Tree.
We’re planting the seedlings on Saturday morning 2 June from about 8.30am until lunchtime. This will be one of our last plantings at the site and we’d love some help.
If you’ve got an hour or two to spare on that date, please come along. Spades, wheelbarrows and garden tools are appreciated (but not compulsory.) There will be mulch to shovel and garden stakes to hammer in.
Morning tea and lunch provided, please message us via https://www.facebook.com/BlacksmithTreeProject/ or email Amanda at amanda@the13thfloor.com.au for catering purposes.

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Treloar Roses Pruning Day, Saturday 2nd June, 2018

Treloar Roses are having their annual pruning day in the first week of June. Learn all the tips and tricks from the experts on how to prune your roses for best results.  For more details visit their website and view this link.

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Create A Healing Garden Retreat, May 24th, 30th and 31st, 2018

Dirtscape Dreaming is running a 3 day workshop at Woodend on how to creating a healing garden.     Run over 3 days, Cost includes all materials, inspiration + endless cups of tea & coffee.
For more details view this link.

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Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship 2018

Hort Innovation is partnering with the Churchill Trust to develop tomorrow’s leaders of the Australian horticulture industry.

The Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship funds a member of an Australian levy-paying horticulture business to undertake international research on a topic relevant to all of horticulture. Under a new partnership with Hort Innovation, and supported via the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative, three Churchill Fellowships are being offered annually for the next four years (from 2017). Applications for the next Fellowships will commence February 1, 2018. Successful candidates can commence their Fellowship and associated travel in February the following year (2019).

A Churchill Fellowship is a remarkable opportunity to travel overseas for a minimum of four and a maximum of about eight weeks to conduct research into a topic that you are passionate about and have experience in. The Fellowship will be awarded on the basis that the research undertaken will focus on a cross-sectoral issue that provides clear benefit to the entire Australian horticulture sector as a whole. It is for anyone who feels that they have exhausted all research opportunities within Australia and would like to see what overseas currently has to offer.

To find out more about the Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowships or apply, please visit the official website

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Celia Rosser Exhibition and Hamilton Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the Geelong Botanic Gardens have organised a bus trip to the Hamilton Gallery  to view the Celia  Rosser Exhibition The Banksias and to the Hamilton Botanic Gardens:  Thursday April 19

Described by bryologist Dr George Scott as, “The greatest botanical artist in the world today, and probably the greatest there has ever been”, Celia Rosser has with The Banksias produced the first ever pictorial survey of an entire genus of this magnitude. These original watercolour paintings for the three large volumes of The Banksias, Rosser’s magnum opus, took over 25 years of meticulous artistry to complete. These three volumes have only been displayed together once previously, in 2001 at the National Library of Australia, so this is a rare and remarkable opportunity to view Rosser’s oeuvre in its entirety. http://www.hamiltongallery.org

This event has limited spaces and priority bookings are given to Botanical Artists and FGBG members.

All other members of the Friends who wish to join this bus trip are asked to contact the Office so that their name is put on the waiting list

If there are places available on the bus (57 seater), places will be offered to these people on in order of the waiting list on Wednesday April 11; payment needs to be made on this offer.

Cost:  Members $70, non-members $80.

Proposed itinerary:

8.00        Leave Carpark 3

11.00     Arrive Hamilton Botanic Gardens,

Morning tea provided by Friends of Hamilton Botanic Gardens, and time in gardens

12.00     Arrive Hamilton Gallery

Visit Gallery and buy lunch and afternoon tea in nearby cafes (or BYO)

3.00        Leave Hamilton

6.00        Arrive Carpark 3

Please contact the office of the FGBG for bookings and enquires:

(03) 5222 6053   info@friendsgbg.org.au

www.friendsgbg.org.au

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MIFGS 2018 – Contributions from Women

This year has seen an increase in the number of gardens created by women.  See below some photos of their displays.

An exhibitor in the large Show gardens was Emmaline Bowman with “Living Garden” winning a Silver Medal

   

In the Achievable Gardens:-

“Wonder Wall” by Sarah Jardine (Melbourne Polytechnic) 1st Prize, Excellence Award & Best Use of Plant Life Award

“Backyard Plains” by Bessie Richards (Melbourne Polytechnic) 1st Prize

”Naturalising Edna” by Elinor Beard (Melbourne Polytechnic) 1st Prize

”Breathing The Studio” by Bonnie Thexton (Swinburne University of Technology) 1st Prize

”State Of Wonder” by Seam Lam (University of Melbourne) 1st Prize

”Welcome to Wonderland” by Christina Dinakis (Swinburne University of Technology) 2nd Prize

”Reused And Adored” by Nicole Taylor (Holmesglen Institute of TAFE) 2nd Prize

”Bratztralia” by Marina De Souza & Melissa Bell (Holmesglen Institute of TAFE) 2nd Prize

”Retro Urbana” by Gayle Brenchley & Ricky Haywood (Swinburne University of Technology) 3rd Prize & Creative Space Award.

”A New Horizon” by Charlotte Wiltshire (University of Melbourne) 3rd Prize

In the Boutique Gardens category there were:-

“Secretum Hortus” by  Kim Moon, assisted by Semken Landscaping 2nd Prize.

“Auszen” by Olga Blacha

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Open Gardens to Support Global Gardens of Peace

Global Gardens of Peace is an Australian charity founded in 2013 by Moira Kelly. The aim of Global Gardens of Peace is to plan, design and deliver gardens to support vulnerable communities around the world. With the philosophy that ‘Gardens are Forever’ GGoP believe that living landscapes provide people with inspiration, healing and growth, and play an important role in rebuilding and uniting these communities. Global Gardens of Peace is an apolitical, non-religious organisation.   To support their work, in conjunction with Open Gardens Victoria there will be two Open Gardens in November.

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November,  57 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn.  For more details see invite here.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, 34 Rannoch Avenue, Mt Eliza.  For more details see invite here.

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Spring is South Gippsland – Korumburra Open Gardens

Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November

The next open garden in the ‘Spring is South Gippsland’ festival is the Korumburra Open Garden Days.   Further information can be found here.

For more details on the Festival check out this link.

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Botanic & Rare Plant Fair : Celebrating Plant Passion

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Join us at the Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens for a weekend of indulging your passion for plants at the new spring gardening event, the Botanic and Rare Plant Fair, jointly hosted by The Diggers Club, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Melbourne Friends.

Celebrate plants and gardening with plant sales and an extensive panel discussion program.

Stalls – Exclusive opportunity to purchase rare bulbs, seeds, plants, books and artisan gardenware.

Experts– Access to specialist knowledge and tips direct from growers.

Panel discussions – Join in lively debates with industry leaders.

Participate – Stimulate your creativity with hands-on experiences. Children and families most welcome!

Growing Friends Plant Sale – Buy plants propagated from Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Plant creche – Shop all day, use the plant creche: gold coin donation.

Food and Beverage – Treat yourself to a delicious lunch! Piggery Coffee Trailer, Benny Burger and Jardin Tan.

Proceeds from this event assist the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to engage people in rich plant learning and science programs, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing community.

Supported by the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

For more information and to purchase tickets follow this link: Rare Plant Fair

 

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Rural Women Uncovered – Exposing the Potential of Women in Agriculture

On behalf of the Victorian Farmers Federation you are invited to attend the 2017 Rural Women Uncovered event – exposing the potential of women in agriculture.  Explore your potential and find your voice with Rural Women Uncovered, set against the scenic rolling hills of Creswick, near Ballarat. Enjoy world-class speakers, magnificent food and luxurious accommodation at the RACV Goldfields Resort, Thursday 14th September and Friday 15th September.

We want to empower our rural women and encourage you to have an active voice in government and community decision-making. Your voice is important and this year’s program will inspire and empower you. Reduced accommodation rates and conference packages are available this year.  For further details or to book, please visit http://bit.ly/VFF_RuralWomen.

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